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(Telegraph)   Skinny models are a turnoff in advertising, says a scientist who knows absolutely nothing about advertising   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 486
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2008-11-20 07:03:57 PM  
100% true for me. Watching a commercial about clothing where I see a size 0 model gives me NO idea what the clothes look like on real women. Great, you managed to dress a shapeless twig! How do I know that dress will have ANY chance of fitting me?
 
2008-11-20 07:12:17 PM  
And seeing a ribcage is attractive?
 
2008-11-20 07:14:36 PM  
Size 8 is skinny now, according to this study?
 
2008-11-20 07:19:36 PM  
Saydrah: Size 8 is skinny now, according to this study?

british sizing, I believe. About a size 4 in US sizes.
 
2008-11-20 07:20:36 PM  
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2008-11-20 07:24:50 PM  
UNC_Samurai: And seeing a ribcage is attractive?

HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore. I positively adore women who "give" when hugged. Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board. Voluptuous girls are, without exception, WAY more fun in bed. The skinny ones just lay there like you're ever so lucky to be nailing them. Forget it. I like enthusiasm.

Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.
 
2008-11-20 07:25:34 PM  
Sharp knees.
 
2008-11-20 07:32:18 PM  
there's a difference between healthy thin and "hey look, it's my rib cage". Only one is sexy.
 
2008-11-20 07:34:20 PM  
Saydrah: Size 8 is skinny now, according to this study?

And size 12 is plus? I had a girlfriend who was a size 12 and she was pretty average. Ellen Degeneres is probably a size 12.
 
2008-11-20 07:44:13 PM  
MaxxLarge: UNC_Samurai: And seeing a ribcage is attractive?

HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore. I positively adore women who "give" when hugged. Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board. Voluptuous girls are, without exception, WAY more fun in bed. The skinny ones just lay there like you're ever so lucky to be nailing them. Forget it. I like enthusiasm.

Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.



You can't make such a massive generalization, not ALL skinny girls are like that...

On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135. A year ago I weighed in at 120- I looked freaking scary. Extremely skinny most certainly does not= hot. I would much rather have the extra 15 lbs on me.
 
Bek
2008-11-20 07:46:45 PM  
MaxxLarge: Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board.

Dude, while I'm glad someone else has noticed and verified this- don't give it away. Farking great trade secret.
 
2008-11-20 07:47:21 PM  
Katie98_KT: How do I know that dress will have ANY chance of fitting me?

You sound fat.
 
2008-11-20 07:53:14 PM  
BlackStar11: On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135.

That's a pretty favorable size. I had a girlfriend who was 4'11" and weighed 135. She wasn't "fat" per se, but she had some junk in her trunk.
 
2008-11-20 08:21:47 PM  
MaxxLarge: UNC_Samurai: And seeing a ribcage is attractive?

HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore. I positively adore women who "give" when hugged. Not to mention that a woman who doesn't say "no" to dessert is a woman who enjoys the release of endorphins through sensory stimulation. And, in my experience, that translates across-the-board. Voluptuous girls are, without exception, WAY more fun in bed. The skinny ones just lay there like you're ever so lucky to be nailing them. Forget it. I like enthusiasm.

Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go 'round.


Dude, I'm so glad there are people out there like you who like the flab.

If it's not tight, light & fit, I don't touch it.
 
2008-11-20 08:32:33 PM  
MaxxLarge: HELLS to the no. Nothing less than a size 12 even gets a second look from me anymore.

Thank you, good sir. Thank you for taking one for the team and being willing to fark the fatties, so that the rest of us don't have to do it.
 
2008-11-20 08:33:35 PM  
I have a big ass.

That's all I have to contribute to this.
 
2008-11-20 08:40:23 PM  
jaylectricity: BlackStar11: On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135.

That's a pretty favorable size. I had a girlfriend who was 4'11" and weighed 135. She wasn't "fat" per se, but she had some junk in her trunk.


I'm pretty sure the extra ten inches of height make a difference in body type!
 
2008-11-20 08:56:48 PM  
BlackStar11: You can't make such a massive generalization, not ALL skinny girls are like that...

On a different note, I am 5'9" and weigh 135. A year ago I weighed in at 120- I looked freaking scary. Extremely skinny most certainly does not= hot. I would much rather have the extra 15 lbs on me.


ahhh, yes, no fark thread about sizes would be complete without some "farkette" claiming to be impossibly skinny with a profile picture that neverless doesn't look that small.
 
2008-11-20 09:11:36 PM  
Katie98_KT: Not sure what the hostility is for... I made nothing up in my post, why would I? Yes, I do weigh 135 in my profile picture, I am not "claiming" anything.

/a little bitter, are we?
 
2008-11-20 09:13:49 PM  
BlackStar11: Not sure what the hostility is for...

She gets like that sometimes. I wouldn't worry about it.
 
2008-11-20 09:26:31 PM  
a Faaaaabulous Express sales associate told me he loved one of their dresses on me, and that stick girls come in and try them on and look terrible because they have no curves.

/not fat.
//but i have hips.
 
2008-11-20 09:37:51 PM  
I loves me some ribcage.
 
2008-11-20 09:50:18 PM  
skinny girls are awesome. u can feel their bones and they look like plywood! sweeeet
 
2008-11-20 09:51:41 PM  
Oh yeah, totally disgusting *eye roll*

i30.photobucket.com

www.onesourcetalent.com

pub.tv2.no


cache.boston.com
 
2008-11-20 09:51:47 PM  
I like it when it looks like they are hungry....

for Cawk.
 
2008-11-20 09:53:53 PM  
Skinny would be great if it wasn't so often accompanied by extreme vanity.
 
2008-11-20 09:54:45 PM  
www.darkromance.com

Eva Green, new favorite.
 
2008-11-20 09:54:52 PM  
My wife is 26 years younger than I (she's 31, do the math!), and she's 5'8" 102 pounds. Some people would consider her too slim, but I think she's perfect! She and I stood next to each other on the kitchen floor, barefoot. I am 5'10" and her hip bones were about 2" higher than mine!! Since she typically wears 4" heels, you can imagine how long her legs look! Ever since I've met her, I really don't care for the "pudgy" girls I see. For those of you who say "PICS or it didn't happen", I have documentation... :-)
 
2008-11-20 09:56:51 PM  
specialk111: Oh yeah, totally disgusting *eye roll*

You're confusing advertising with being eye candy for men. Women other than those with shapes that allow them to be Victoria Secret models must be the ones who want to buy and wear those clothes.
 
2008-11-20 09:57:13 PM  
www.spiraloz.com
 
2008-11-20 09:57:13 PM  
Katie98_KT: 100% true for me. Watching a commercial about clothing where I see a size 0 model gives me NO idea what the clothes look like on real women. Great, you managed to dress a shapeless twig! How do I know that dress will have ANY chance of fitting me?

That's done on purpose. The original intention was for a model to replicate a hanger so women would focus on the dress, not the woman. Seems they didn't think their plan all the way through...
 
2008-11-20 09:57:50 PM  
Hair of the Dog: For those of you who say "PICS or it didn't happen", I have documentation... :-)

And?
 
2008-11-20 09:57:58 PM  
And this belongs in the geek links why?
 
2008-11-20 09:59:30 PM  
Hair of the Dog: I have documentation... :-)

i88.photobucket.com
 
EJ
2008-11-20 09:59:47 PM  
This seems a good a place as any, maybe you farkers can help me out. What is the word that means a woman has proven her ability to produce healthy offspring? I think it starts with an E but my google-fu is weak. Any help is appreciated.
 
2008-11-20 10:00:09 PM  
GIS for Plus Sized model:

www.linksengineer.com

img210.imageshack.us

...and believe it or not, this woman is considered plus sized:

kissfmseattle.files.wordpress.com

Collect them all!
 
2008-11-20 10:00:29 PM  
kitryne: I have a big ass.

That's all I have to contribute to this.


Sometimes... that's all you need.
/booty booty booty booty
//rockin everwhar
 
2008-11-20 10:00:32 PM  
EJ: I think it starts with an E but my google-fu is weak. Any help is appreciated.

Enema.
 
2008-11-20 10:00:36 PM  
No one's tried to use coutre-thin models in a major ad campaign in years- average-to plump is en vogue right now. You'll never see it go away in the world of high fashion because they are in the business of selling 20,000 dollar dresses and at that price point it's about the garment and not the person. The girl is a hanger for the product. A voluptous woman wearing jeans, you'll notice her body and not the jeans.

And men, there are no women left today with body issues. The amount of self-esteem-focused entertainment messages coupled with men more comfortable with their desire for "real" women has knocked sense into them. Whining about their bodies is mostly fishing for compliments- they know it looks good to someone. If anything, maybe the stick-thin girls.
 
2008-11-20 10:00:42 PM  
I don't like carrying around extra weight, I feel better on the think side, and I don't care what you all like or don't like. Everybody expects me to settle for a fat guy because I'm old, like it's a law of nature. Not likely.
 
2008-11-20 10:00:48 PM  
5'10, wear a size 12. My cozy man and I are eating lasagna and loving it. After his food settles, I intend to attack him for some well fueled sex - that is all.
 
2008-11-20 10:00:50 PM  
Hair of the Dog: My wife is 26 years younger than I (she's 31, do the math!), and she's 5'8" 102 pounds. Some people would consider her too slim, but I think she's perfect! She and I stood next to each other on the kitchen floor, barefoot. I am 5'10" and her hip bones were about 2" higher than mine!! Since she typically wears 4" heels, you can imagine how long her legs look! Ever since I've met her, I really don't care for the "pudgy" girls I see. For those of you who say "PICS or it didn't happen", I have documentation... :-)

I think you need another drink.
 
2008-11-20 10:00:58 PM  
It's getting late... I'm not sure I can find any... (Hahahaha)
 
2008-11-20 10:01:34 PM  
This has the makings of an awesome thread.
 
2008-11-20 10:01:50 PM  
Once again, the fatties vs, the beanpole thread. My wife is 140, 5'2, with tits the size of generous grapefruits and an ass that would make an attractive and successful African American stand up and take notice. I love my little fireplug, and while many of you farkers would balk from the cyberspace (i.e. your mother's basement) , I'm gonna continue nailing this fine piece of Midwest, corn fed, grade-A piece of ass. I love this goddamn woman!
/reformed sharp knees hater
 
2008-11-20 10:01:54 PM  
I have heard some smart ass going on about how advertising professionals don't really know how to sell stuff, they just have a cargo cult of advertising.

This would fit in if the research could be duplicated.
 
2008-11-20 10:02:08 PM  
"thin side" duh. Although I'm perfectly happy if you'd like to think, also.
 
2008-11-20 10:02:09 PM  
Katie98_KT: ahhh, yes, no fark thread about sizes would be complete without some "farkette" claiming to be impossibly skinny with a profile picture that neverless doesn't look that small.

And no fark thread about sizes would be complete without some (probably fat) farkette claiming she looks like a 'real woman' and at the same time indicating that women of healthy, average weight are somehow inferior.
 
2008-11-20 10:03:30 PM  
cryinoutloud: Everybody expects me to settle for a fat guy because I'm old, like it's a law of nature.

I've got some bad news for you....
 
2008-11-20 10:04:06 PM  
images.askmen.com

Most underrated VS model ever!
 
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